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Zimbabwe ruling party says Mugabe should step down

<b>Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) —</b> On a day Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public for the first time since his nation plunged into political crisis, his ruling party is reportedly calling for him to step down.<p>"ZANU-PF provincial structures in all the country's 10 provinces met today and …

South Africa

Controversy over plan to name train after Anne Frank

<b>(CNN) —</b> Plans to name a high-speed train on Germany's national railway after Holocaust victim Anne Frank have come under fire because the Nazis used trains to transport Jews to concentration camps during World War II.<p>Frank's name appears on a shortlist of 25 famous Germans compiled by a jury, after …

Europe

Why This CEO Chose to Build His AI Startup in Chicago | Inc.com

Whether you fear Artificial Intelligence (AI) or are part of the revolution, the rapid pace of development is showing no signs of slowing down.<p>Many companies are finding meaningful ways to apply AI. One company in particular, Narrative Science, has been recognized as a company leading the …

Artificial Intelligence

Blue Planet II's bird-eating fish horrifies viewers

If you need an idea for a Halloween costume, why not dress up as a giant trevally? Last night the enormous fish provided one of the most frightening moments of the TV year, when it swallowed a bird mid-flight in the first episode of Blue Planet II.<p>Viewers have described themselves as "traumatised" …

Blue Planet II

Five venomous snakes you might spot on a Cape Town hike

Image Credits:<p>Summer is here and that means plenty more outdoor fun. It also means that snakes are coming out to play. Cold blooded snakes emerge …

Amazon adventure: getting to grips with nature in a magical sea of green

The density of the tree-top canopy allows the animals and birds to be pretty good at hiding and we didn’t see much of the wildlife, although its …

Nature

Sunscreen 'snow' falls on scorching-hot alien planet

The weirdness of exoplanets continues to amaze.<p>It snows titanium dioxide, one of the active ingredients in sunscreen, on one giant, scorching-hot alien world, a new study suggests.<p>Astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to study Kepler-13Ab, a planet that's six times more massive than …

Universe

Corals May Have a Taste for Dangerous Plastic

The ocean is full of plastic. Eight million tons are dumped in the seas every year. Plastic bags have been found in the guts of dead sea turtles, which mistake them for jellyfish. More than 200 species have been documented eating plastic, which looks colorful and edible but can kill them.<p>In lab …

Pollution

Bitcoin smashes a new record after CME announces plans for bitcoin futures

Bitcoin prices have jumped to a new record high after CME Group announced plans to launch bitcoin futures by the end of the year.<p>The cryptocurrency …

Paul Manafort Was Charged With Breaking a Law That Was Designed to Fight Nazis

When the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday released a federal grand jury’s indictment of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, as part of …

Xilitla, Mexico: where Day of the Dead meets carnival

‘Where exactly are you taking us?” my friend asked. Stars sparkled over black mountains as we drove along steep, dark roads into the lush Sierra Gorda of eastern Mexico. High in these hills lie the ancestral lands of the Huastec people, with villages, coffee farms, rugged slopes and powerful …

Travel

Concentration of Carbon Dioxide in atmosphere hits record high: United Nations

Watch Full Video<p><b>Geneva (Switzerland)</b>: The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning …

Climate Change

Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to stay in Belgium for 'safety'

The ex-Catalan leader's lawyer said he would not return to Spain to testify before the high court but might answer questions from Belgium. An arrest …